French president Emmanuel Macron told Prime Minister Boris Johnson last night that there was not enough time to wholly rewrite Britain’s Brexit divorce deal before an Oct. 31 deadline.

British retail sales plunged in August at the fastest pace since December 2008, according to the CBI’s gauge of retailers that added to signs of a slowing economy ahead of Brexit.

US toy maker Hasbro has agreed to buy Entertainment One, the owner of the children’s cartoon franchise Peppa Pig, for about £3.3bn ($4bn), the latest UK-listed company to be acquired by a foreign buyer following a recent fall in sterling.